New Regional Medical Center
KJWW provided plumbing, HVAC, fire protection and electrical engineering for a new 254-bed replacement hospital for Trinity Health System which includes:
- 2-story diagnostic and treatment center that houses the ED, Observation Units, Imaging, Diagnostics, Surgery, Cath/IR, Interventional Cardiology, and Conference Areas
- Inpatient units, with private rooms and baths, including maternity, peds, NICU, medical surgical and intensive care
The hospital followed the Green Guide for Health Care and is registered as a pilot project. Building HVAC, domestic water and indoor air quality standards were also designed according to Green Guide for Health Care Standards.
A stand-alone central plant supports the new hospital and accommodates a future expansion of 350,000 SF. The central plant consists of a 2,400-ton central chilled-water plant configured as variable primary flow and operates at higher temperature differences to allow for greater operating as well as installation efficiencies. The chillers are configured to allow for any chiller to be aligned with any tower and then again any pump without manual intervention. The cooling towers are placed onto a common depressed sump to allow for selective alignment as well as winter operation.
The centralized boiler plant consists of three 700 BHP Scotch Marine units operating at 120 PSI, delivering over 130,000 #/hr to the main hospital for use in space and ventilation heating, domestic water heating, sterilization and humidification. The boilers are configured for dual-fuel applications. The boiler plant configuration also utilizes R/O water treatment systems for reduced chemical usage as oxygen trim for increased boiler firing efficiency.
A service tunnel is provided to allow for service pipe crossing to the main building. This will allow for maintenance and observation of the service piping as well as creating a service corridor between buildings. The hospital is backed up with 4000 kW of emergency power.